Taj Hotels can deliver a sensational holiday of a lifetime in the magical destinations of Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
This renowned brand, which provides ‘unmatchable hospitality with an imperial touch’, operates a group of world-class hotels including Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa, Maldives,Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives and Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka.
Each of these magnificent 5-star resorts blends global sophistication and Indian culture to create an exciting and unforgettable experience for the modern traveller.
Exquisite accommodation, superb sports and leisure facilities, divine dining options and impeccable hospitality are among the delights which await at this trio of awe-inspiring hideaways.
You’ll be wowed by stunning tropical beauty, jawdropping sandy beaches, enchanting coral reefs and fascinating wildlife, with relaxing hours soaking up the sun and romantic evenings sipping cocktails by moonlight.
A feast of fun, relaxation and excitement will begin the moment you arrive at your resort of choice in the spellbinding Maldives or beautiful Bentota in Sri Lanka.
We’ve chosen to turn the spotlight on these luxurious retreats to reveal why they are ideal for couples, families and groups of friends craving a fabulous adventure in the sun-kissed Indian Ocean.
Located on the idyllic heart-shaped Hembadhu Island in Kaafu Atoll, this Maldivian haven of beauty and wonder is surrounded by white powdery sands, inviting turquoise waters and coral reefs teeming with colourful marine life.
A dream holiday in a paradise on earth setting will get underway after a pleasant 45-minute ride by a speed boat from Velana International Airport.
You'll spend heavenly nights in a lavishly-appointed thatched-roof villa or suite boasting a myriad of fabulous facilities and superb garden, sea or lagoon views.
You’ll be seriously impressed with the plethora of amenities in your chosen accommodation. A Premium Indulgence Water Villa, for example, will feature a private deck with sun loungers, plush day bed, open air shower and a fully stocked mini bar, while a Two Bedroom Nirvana Presidential Suite comes with a private plunge pool, large living room, a wooden deck and a home theatre system.
The talented chefs at Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa deliver a culinary feast in some of the best 5-star restaurants in the Maldives, with Chinese, Pan Asian and Japanese dishes among the delights to satisfy the most discerning palate.
Latitude is a wonderful multi-cuisine restaurant, Pizzeria creates Italian favourites, Open The Grill will tantalise your taste buds with specialities from South America and Reef Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy exotic cocktails and take in the magic of the dreamy night sky.
Jiva Spa is the place to harmonise your body, mind and soul, with an array of treatments and services to deliver the ultimate head to toe pampering experience.
Indulgent massage techniques and wellness rituals available include Jivaniya, Trupti, Chandana and Pehlwan Malish, with India’s ancient traditional system of healing to the fore.
A fully-equipped fitness centre is ideal for a holiday workout, an inviting infinity pool is perfect for a refreshing dip and you can take to the glistening ocean for a range of water sports, including water skiing, windsurfing and parasailing.
You’ll also get the chance to take part in a traditional stingray feeding session and scuba dive beneath the waves.
Other attractions and amenities at Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa include beach barbecues, a lifestyle boutique, a dive centre, a jacuzzi, activities for children, 24-hour in-villa dining and champagne breakfasts on a secluded lagoon.
This postcard-perfect getaway, which is a 15-minute speedboat trip from the airport, is spread across the Emboodhu Finolhu island in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives.
From wildlife-spotting walks to dreamy hours lazing in a hammock, this captivating resort has everything you need for an incredible holiday to remember.
When it's time to dine you'll discover the best from the culinary world in a choice of restaurants where locally and globally sourced ingredients create scrumptious flavours to savour.
Enjoy the freshest of seafood at Deep End Restaurant or choose from a carefully-crafted menu at 24 Degrees Restaurant, where the gastronomic delights include Pan Asian delicacies and delicious fare from the theatrical Teppanyaki kitchen. The Equator bar is a romantic place to sip creative cocktails while gazing in awe at fiery Indian Ocean sunsets.
The resort boasts 64 elegant suites and villas which are tastefully-designed and feature an array of amenities which comes as standard including tea and coffee-making facilities, mini bar, work desk, TV, DVD player, bathrobes, seating area and mesmerising lagoon or ocean views.
No expense is spared to ensure restful nights in complete comfort. A premium and deluxe lagoon villa, for example, can have a sun deck plunge pool, a private walled garden and tropical outdoor shower, while the ocean and beach suites have many charming features which can include a private sun deck, a freshwater pool, a glass-walled bathroom and a hammock suspended over the lagoon.
The sumptuous spa at the resort is a peaceful sanctuary where a range of services include sacred Indian bathing rituals, signature yoga therapies, soothing massages and cleansing exfoliation to rinse away your worry and stress.
You’ll also discover a large outdoor infinity pool for an invigorating swim, a PADI-recognised ocean dive centre, a pristine sandy beach for basking in the glorious sunshine and the chance to enjoy an array of thrilling water sports, including jet skiing, windsurfing, parasailing and wakeboarding.
A range of other superb attractions at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa include tree top and sandbank dining, romantic sunset cruises, catamaran trips, scuba diving and seaplane tours and Explore Taj Kids, a lively programme for young guests based on adventure, questing and discovery.
A once-in-a-lifetime Sri Lankan holiday adventure is in store at this blissful oasis of pleasure which is nestled beside the gorgeous Bentota Beach.
The resort offers the best of both worlds, with the opportunity to relax and unwind in serene and calm surroundings or enjoy some energetic water sports and other lively outdoor pursuits.
The well-lit, uber-comfortable rooms and suites at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa feature a host of fantastic facilities, as well as large private balconies with outdoor seating areas which are great for chilling out in the lazy sea breeze.
The enthralling delights you'll discover include gorgeous colonial architecture, red-tiled roofs, terraced infinity pools, spacious living areas and private sit-outs overlooking lush gardens, swaying palms and the Indian Ocean.
You won't be disappointed with the mouth-watering fare in the resort's top-class dining venues where dynamic Sri Lankan cuisine is among the culinary joys.
Tuck into fantastic multi-cuisine buffets at The Palms or savour the authentic Chinese offerings in the Oriental Pavilion. You'll also get the chance to sample delicious fresh seafood at the open-air S.H.A.C.K, relish continental and fusion Indian specialities in Sea View and sip tropical cocktails in Tease Bar.
A cutting-edge fitness centre is the place for a rigorous workout, while other sports and leisure amenities include a swimming pool, tennis court, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, billiards, table tennis, darts and beach volleyball. There’s also an activities programme for children, shopping arcade, currency exchange and 24-hour in-room dining
The resort spa lets you Invigorate the senses and balance your mind, with a range of purifying techniques and ancient practices available, including the use of soft pulp of pineapple to leave the skin super soft and glowing.
If you want to immerse yourself in some Sri Lankan city life and culture, the historic locations of Galle and Columba are within easy reach of the resort.
Jet off for a magical Indian Ocean adventure at Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa, Maldives,Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives and Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka.Start planning your getaway today with Destination2.co.uk.